Hipernav- new EU-ITN project coordinated by The Intervention Centre

HipernavThe Intervention Centre at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet is granted approximately NOK 40 mill. for the project HiPerNav (High Performance Soft-tissue Navigation). The project, that will be running for 4 years, is coordinated by Ole Jakob Elle head of Technology Research at The Intervention Centre and associate professor at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. The consortium consists of 14 participating organisations from leading European universities, hospitals and industry which through the education of 16 PhD’s will develop the navigation systems of the future for the improvement of liver surgery. In addition to Oslo University Hospital which coordinate the project, Sintef and NTNU is project partners on the Norwegian side. The other European beneficiaries and partner organisations are University of Bern, Cascination, Inselspital-Stiftung, University of Delft, University of Cordoba, University Paris 13, INRIA, Siemens, NVIDIA, Innovasjon Norge and Yes!Delft. The project will develop new technological solutions that intend to simplify and improve accuracy in surgical navigation, which will be clinically validated at The Intervention Centre by surgeon Bjørn Edwin and at the hospital Inselspital-Stiftung in Bern. NorMIT’s research platform for surgical navigation, financed through the Large-Scale Research Infrastructure funding from the Norwegian Research Council, will be used in parallel with the integration of the new methods into a clinical product through the industrial partner Cascination. Picture: HiPerNav coordinator Assosciate Professor Ole Jakob Elle flanked by Professor Per Kristian Hol (left) and Professor Bjørn Edwin (right)

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Invitation to open HealthInsight Kick-off Workshop

HealthInsightThe 1st HealthInsight open workshop takes place on May 20th 2016 from 9:00-16:00, at Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo, Ole Johan Dahls hus, 5th floor (room 5462), Informatikksalen. HealthInsight is a program accepted by Research Council of Norway for seed funding. This workshop is a project kick-off with the purpose of bringing together key stakeholders and other interested parties to discuss steps to advance Norway’s use of Big Data technologies in healthcare. Please see the program for further details. Purpose of the workshop: Bring together the community to meet and discuss steps to advance Norway’s use of healthcare big data. All interested participants are welcome! Place Registration for participation in the Workshop in Nettskjema

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BigMed lighthouse project receives 60 mill NOK in funding from Research Council of Norway

IKTPLUSSThe BigMed project has received 60 million NOK in funding from the Research Council of Norway IKTPLUSS Lighthouse program. Jan Rasmus Sulebak (right side on picture, Erik Fosse left side) presented the winners at the eHEALTH 2016 event. For one year ago it was more than 70 interested parties to participate in the IKTPLUSS program, and finally only three were awarded funding.
The vision behind the BIG data MEDical solution (BIGMED) is to lay the foundation for an ICT platform that addresses the analytic bottlenecks for the implementation of precision medicine, and paves the way for novel big data analytics. The solutions will provide the patients with an optimized care which takes their unique individual characteristics into proper consideration.
We have selected four patient groups in focus in the project;patients with lung cancer, colorectal cancer, sudden cardiac death and monogenic diseases. The BigMed consortium includes patient organisations, academic- and industrial partners. Patient organiation partners are Kreftforeningen, Landsforeningen for hjerte- og lungesyke and Foreningen for hjertesyke barn. Industrial partners are DNV GL, Sykehuspartner HF, IBM World Trade Corporation, Pubgene AS, Kunnskapsforlaget ANS, DIPS ASA, Karolinska Institutet and Oslo Medtech NCE. Clinical partners are Oslo University Hospital (The Intervention Centre, Department of Oncology, Department of Molecular Pathology, Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Cardiology), Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Service and Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Academic partners from University of Oslo are Department of Informatics and The University Center for Information Technology. From NTNU Department of Computer and Information Science.

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The Norwegian Minister of Health visited The Intervention Centre

Minister of HealthOn April 12th 2016 the Norwegian Minister of Health Bent Høie visited The Intervention Centre. The Minister spent nearly two hours in the Operating Room area at the Centre and guided by professor Erik Fosse and CEO of the Oslo University Hospital Acute Clinic Øyvind Skraastad he watched three different ongoing minimally invasive procedures; laparoscopic pancreas surgery, MRI guided neuro-surgery and an endovascular aneurism repair (EVAR) procedure. In the picture radiologists and surgeons demonstrates aortic grafts used in invasive radiology procedures. See more @InterventionCen on Twitter.

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Fridtjof Nansen award to Kyrre Eeg-Emblem

Kyrre Eeg-Emblem Dr. Kyrre Eeg-Emblem, researcher at The Intervention Centre, has been awarded the Fridtjof Nansen award for young researchers for outstanding contributions in medical diagnostics from the Nansen Fund. The Fridtjof Nansen award is given to young researcher under 40 years with a permanent address in Norway. The price is 100.000 KOK and a diploma. The award is shared with Magne Mogstad. The award will be handed out at the general assembly of the Norwegian Academy of Science in the beginning of May 2016.

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The Intervention Centre takes part in Laparoscopy Course

Laparoscopy The Intervention Centre hosts part of a course for Gastroenterology Surgeons at Oslo University Hospital in April 2016. Parts of the clinical training will take place at the centre, and the program for the course has been made available at The Intervention Centre web page. Se the program here: Surgical Gastroenterology Course Program. The program contains downloadable articles and videos from many of the presenters.

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Stefan Hyler new PhD on "Microsensors allow continuous monitoring of myocardial ischemia in cardiac surgery"

Stefan Hyler, MD, PhDOn March 1st 2016 Stefan Hyler, MD defended his thesis on Microsensors allow continuous monitoring of myocardial ischemia in cardiac surgery at Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo. 1.opponent was Professor Anders Jeppsson,Thoraxkirurgisk avdeling,Sahlgrenska akademin, Gøteborgs Universitet, Sweden, 2.opponent: Overlege Ole Magnus Filseth, Akuttmedisinsk klinikk, Universitetssykehuset i Nord-Norge, 3. memember of committe: Førsteamanuensis Kristin Bjørnland, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Universitetet i Oslo, Norge. Image (from left): professor Anders Jeppson, main superviser Steinar Halvorsen MD, PhD, Ole Magnus Filseth MD, Stefan Hyler, MD, PhD and professor Erik Fosse, co-supervisor.

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Kyrre Eeg-Emblem appointed to Young Academy of Norway

KyrreThree OUS researchers have been accepted as members: Gro Elisabeth Lind, head of the Epigentics group at the Department of Molecular Oncology at the Institute for Cancer Research, Kyrre Eeg Emplem, principal investigator in Atle Bjørnerud's Functional MR Neuroimaging group at the Intervention Centre and Monica Aas from Ingrid Melle's group at the Division of Mental Health & Addiction.

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New PhD on Feasibility of short-range wireless monitoring in critical care environments

On September 16th 2015 Karl Øyri defended his thesis on Feasibility of short-range wireless monitoring in critical care environments. Background: Feasibility of patient monitoring in critical care based on short-range wireless technologies still is an open question. Despite wide penetration of the consumer market, short-range wireless technologies still are not widely implemented in clinical practice. Short-range wireless radio links, with air-based propagation of data, are more susceptible to electromagnetic interference than physically shielded wired links. Critical care settings with a high density of electronic medical devices represent a harsh environment for short-range wireless technologies. Since short-range wireless radios initially are not developed for medical use, clinical trials to study the robustness and stability of short-range wireless technologies in patient monitoring were the basis of this thesis. In critical care monitoring systems medical sensors sample data intermittently or as continuous data, and data streams are displayed on monitors as real-time waveforms or time-series of data. Announcement from Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo here

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Innovation Prize 2015 to Prof. Erik Fosse

Professor Erik Fosse, Head of The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital, is awarded the University of Oslo Innovation Prize 2015. Prof.Fosse received the prize for his valuable contribution to the field of medicine and health services at a ceremony which took place September 2nd 2015. University of Oslo Innovation Prize short lectures here.

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VRI project in collaboration with ConceptoMed concluded

The Norwegian Research Council of Norway allocated funding for evaluation of the LuerJack®, single handed syringe concept, through the Regional Research, Design and Innovation (VRI) program. The Testbed at The Intervention Centre received an assignment from ConceptoMed to evaluate the clinical feasibility of the Luer Jack®. Focus group sessions with clinical specialists at Oslo University Hospital were conducted to gain feedback on the concept from potential users as well as to identify relevant user groups and clinical applications for further concept development. Results of the study show that the Luer Jack® may contribute to quality improvement of clinical procedures. The safety mechanism integrated to the device promotes an effective non-touch technique, potentially facilitating improved anti-septic and aseptic field management. The Luer Jack® as a safety syringe can reduce the risk of needle stick injury and health care acquired infection. The findings from the current study demonstrate the importance o user-centered design to mitigate risk and meet the challenges of healthcare services of the future. The Intervention Centre has established a Testbed for medical devices that serves as a platform where new early stage and pre-market diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and devices can be evaluated. The current project provides an example of successful collaboration between healthcare providers and companies developing new medical products and services. Demonstration of Luer Jack here

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New PhD on Interventional Broncoscopy in Treament of Lung Cancer

Dr. Kirill NeumanOn April 30 2015 Kririll Neuman defended his thesis on Interventional Broncoscopy in Treatment of lung Cancer. Background: Interventional bronchoscopy is a field of respiratory medicine that is related to a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures done via bronchoscope. It includes, but is not limited to such procedures as laser bronchoscopy, electrosurgery, endobronchial ultrasound and needle aspiration, stent insertion, volume reduction procedures and many more. One can use a flexible or a rigid bronchoscope, and airway management during procedure can also vary a lot depending on the procedures art and aim. Extrinsic compression of the airways can for example be treated with stent insertion, whereas intraluminal tumors can be debulked mechanically, with electrocautery or laser ablation. A combination of different techniques is often used in practice to achieve the best result. A doctoral project on Interventional Bronchoscopy in Treatment of Lung Cancer by Kirill Neumann et al. of the Intervention Centre summarizes the institutional experience in interventional bronchoscopy since its introduction into clinical practice at the National Hospital of Norway in 1997. Announcement from Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo here>>>

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WiBEC - new EU H2020- MARIE Sklodowska-CURIE ACTIONS project coordinated by The Intervention Centre

H2020WiBEC (Wireless In-Body Environment Communications), an Innovative Training Network for 16 young researchers, has been selected for funding by the European Commission under the H2020- MARIE Sklodowska-CURIE ACTIONS (MSCA-ITN-2015). The beneficiaries are Oslo University Hospital (coordinator – professor Ilangko Balasingham), Norway, Sorin CRM, France, Universitat Politechnica de Valencia, Spain, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Ovesco AG, Germany, Norges tekninsk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Norway, ValoTec, France, and Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Spain. The non-beneficiaries are Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Université Paris Sud, France. This training network will address the Social, Health, and Technology challenges of the H2020:Wireless In-Body Devices. WiBEC’s main objective is to provide high quality and innovative doctoral training to develop the wireless technologies for novel implantable devices for applications in cardiology and gastroenterology that will contribute to the improvement in quality and efficacy of healthcare.WiBEC

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New PhD on Tissue PCO2 for real-time detection of internal organ ischemia

Dr. Søren PischkeOn April 29 2015 Søren Erik Pischke defended his PhD thesis about Tissue PCO2 for real-time detection of internal organ ischemia. Main mentor was professor Tor Inge Tønnessen, and second mentor professor Tom Eirik Mollnes, both from Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
Abstract: Stenosis or total occlusion of organ supplying vessels in the perioperative course of major surgery like heart surgery or liver transplantation leads to ischemic injury. Detection is challenging as no specific symptoms are revealed. Todays monitoring during anaesthesia and intensive care medicine relies on unspecific continuous observations of whole body circulation and intermittent evaluation by ultrasound and assessment of release of tissue enzymes to blood. Cellular metabolism gets altered during ischemia (severely hampered blood supply) and tissue CO2 is produced in the course of buffering anaerobic lactic acidosis. Image:Professor Tor Inge Tønnessen (left), Søren Erik Pischke, MD, PhD (middle), professor Tom Erik Mollnes (right).

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OUS Test FacilityVisit the web page of the MedTech Test Facility at Oslo University Hospital. The Test Facility is a professional gateway for companies with new high tech equipment in need for early phase clinical trials.

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